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West Nile leaders kick off campaign against bush burning

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in West Nile region have embarked on a drive to sensitize residents against bush burning and its dangers. Bush fires are common in Madi Okollo, Terego, Yumbe, and parts of Madi Moyo and Obongi districts between January and March every year. Some communities …

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Persistent power outages irk West Nile MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from West Nile have asked the government to intervene and address the persistent power outages and erratic electricity supply in the region. Led by the Chairperson of the West Nile Caucus, Lawrence Songa, the MPs met with the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, …

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Kasingye summons West Nile police officers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Political Commissar of the Uganda Police Force Asan Kasingye, has summoned police heads in the West Nile over reports of incompetence. During a media briefing on Tuesday at Arua Central Police Station, Kasingye told journalists that all police officers must account for the …

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URA owns up to West Nile shootings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance, Amos Lugoloobi has revealed that the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has taken responsibility for shootings that left one person dead and two others injured in Arua district during altercations between staff of the Authority and the local community. The …

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Student loan application centre unveiled in West Nile

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new centre to facilitate online applications for students seeking government loans, to study in higher institutions of learning has been unveiled in the West Nile region. The Higher Education Financing Scheme was started in 2014, with funding from the government of Uganda to support …

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West Nile leaders ask gov’t to address gaps in Emyooga program

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in the West Nile region have asked the government to make adjustments and address the gaps in the implementation of the Emyooga program. The Emyooga programme was launched in July last year to target Ugandans in the informal sector clustered in 18 groups that …

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West Nile receives motorcycles to fight crime in hard to reach areas

Zombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The department of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID in four districts of West Nile has been boosted with new motorcycles to detect and fight crime in hard to reach areas. The bajaj motorcycles with private number plates supplied by the police headquarters were handed over to the …

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